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Bibil Identifier bibil:225201
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Desert Traces: Tracking the Nabataeans in Jordan's Wādī Ramm
Author Corbett, Glenn J.
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 75, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 208-219 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the centuries around the turn of the era, the Nabataeans—a Hellenized Arabic-speaking people of nomadic Arabian origin—maintained a strong strategic and commercial presence in the southern desert frontier of the Ḥismā, the area known today as Wādī Ramm. Nearly a century of archaeological work in the region has uncovered Nabataean settlements, shrines, and water systems, but far less attention has been given to the thousands of Hismaic inscriptions and rock drawings left by the local tribesmen who fell under Nabataean rule. This article reviews the varied historical, archaeological, and epigraphic evidence for the Nabataeans in the Ḥismā, before turning to a closer inspection of how and in what ways the lesser known Hismaic carvings inform our understanding of Nabataean influence in the region. I then assess what these apparent cultural similarities reveal about the pluralistic nature of Nabataean society.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Nabateans
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Middle Aramaic : Nabatean
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